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Political Segregation

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On May 21, 2019
When I first looked at this data set about political segregation in cities from 538, I rolled my eyes. When you note that Jackson and Birmingham and Memphis are among the most politically segregated cities–where Democrats live next to Democrats and Republicans live next to Republicans, even in the same city–all you are saying is […]
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Cat Calling: A History

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On September 24, 2018
This is from May but I just saw it and it is a good piece putting street harassment and women dealing with it in historical context. It’s not like the last four months have aged it! There was a time when street harassment was taken seriously in the United States. In the mid-1800s, newspapers reported […]
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The Cost of Carelessness

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On September 30, 2017
Tonight’s film is far less scary than the Tom Price mustache of the previous post’s image. It’s the 1913 early traffic safety film The Cost of Carelessness. I like this film very much. I’ve used it in class many times and inevitably the students crack up in the second half. If you like comic scenes […]

Rents

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On August 31, 2017

I’m a long-term renter, largely for reasons out of my control, which is the vagaries of academia, including having a spouse who lives several hundred miles away. I would like to buy at some poin

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